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Field Application Engineer (Timing & Clocking)

| Greater Denver Area


Field Application Engineer (Timing & Clocking)

Job Description:

Are you a self-starter? Do you think different? At Arrow Electronics, our values system empowers our employees to develop and thrive in a supportive, collaborative, professional, global, and rewarding working environment. We embrace change and continuous improvement, driving both to the mutual benefit of our clients and ourselves. We are looking for like-minded people who can share our passion for success.

As a Timing & Clocking Field Application Engineer, you will engage with clients to create technical solutions while identifying and building new business using your engineering expertise. You will be expected to reframe their thinking and build consensus for our partner: Silicon Labs, co-creating value by delivering the freedom to innovate.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides pre-sales and post-sales technical support for the development and implementation of complex products, applications and solutions across all Silicon Labs product lines, with an emphasis on Timing Solutions.
  • To be an authority on all phases of Timing Solutions, including Clock Tree requirements analysis, Schematic and PCB Layout design and reviews, and Timing System measurement and analysis tools.
  • Customer interface, through the Field Applications team with the goal of targeting timing/clocking solutions.
  • Provide production support that includes evaluate defects, investigate cause and devise solutions to address defects.
  • Advise on implementation of innovative ideas and solutions for assigned clients with our local Field Applications/Sales Teams.
  • Utilize engineering design skills, techniques and knowledge to help the client decrease time to market, reduce overall system cost and improve end product performance.
  • Utilize a Client Engagement Process to drive design wins to revenue at assigned clients
  • Use insight and influencing skills to offer clients unique perspectives on technology that links to Silicon Labs solutions.
  • Identify key client stakeholders and coach them to build consensus for Silicon Labs solutions within their organization.
  • Contribute and participate within a global team environment to successfully develop and implement strategies for assigned clients across all global locations.
  • Communicate effectively with multiple Arrow and Silicon Labs Business Units for technical assistance and provide quantifiable feedback to measure ROI in assigned client investments (solutions and products).
  • Coach, mentor and train other ESC Engineering team members as needed.
  • Assist launches of new product introductions

Job Requirements

Engineering Skill Set Required

  • Must have in-depth experience with Crystal Oscillators (XO, VCO, VCXO, TCXO, OCXO), and/or Atomic References
  • Must have thorough understanding of jitter, phase noise, Frequency accuracy and stability as it refers to these products.
  • Ability to design and implement interfacing to different high-speed logic systems such as LVPECL, LVCMOS, LVDS and HCSL
  • Must have creativity and initiative to see a client need and do whatever it takes to meet that need including bringing in other solutions.
  • Must have the ability to engage with the client deep enough to be able construct a system level timing tree and a detailed block diagram of the product being developed.
  • Board level experience including power supply decoupling, crystal circuit layout, high speed signal terminations and routing.
  • System level debug with the ability to dig into system level issues to assist clients in identifying the root cause.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 3-5 years of relevant industry experience with Timing architecture definition, design, and support, including High Speed Serial IO and/or Networking
  • 3-5 years of experience with lab equipment such as oscilloscopes and signal analyzers.
  • Experience in making wide bandwidth or very high bandwidth measurements using Oscilloscopes, and phase noise using spectrum analyzers.
  • 2+ years of experience in semiconductor applications/sales.
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills, with ability to work in a multi-discipline matrixed team environment.
  • Familiarity with communication, industrial and aerospace products and designs are bonus.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science with a strong academic track record.

What We Offer at Arrow:

At Arrow, we are driving innovation and choice by offering employees a variety of benefits designed to keep you and your family physically and financially healthy.

Not only do we offer a competitive salary and work-life balance, we offer benefits to match your needs:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • 401k, With Matching Contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)/Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Options
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Short-Term/Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • And more!

Who We Are:

Arrow Electronics is an American Fortune 500 company headquartered in Centennial, Colorado. The company specializes in distribution and value-added services relating to electronic components and computer products.


Boston - Peabody

Time Type:

Full time

Job Category:

Customer Facing/Supplier Facing

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Our offices are approximately 15 miles south of Downtown Denver. Employees enjoy the easy access to the light rail station and I-25.

An Insider's view of Arrow Electronics, Inc.

What's something quirky about your company?

As a tech company, we showcase the use of tech all throughout our building. We hang art over the building made of various consumer electronics and we even have access to an Electronics Testing lab. My R&D team also loves to make fun code names for our projects, we recently launched Project Deathstar (announced as ArrowPlus powered by Freelancer)!


Manager, Product Management and Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

There is a big drive at Arrow to support tech entrepreneurs, so part of my job involves collaborating and working with local startups - you’d be amazed to see the new ideas coming out of Denver! I get to work closely with local incubators and accelerators, and also plan events and sessions for big events like Denver Start Up week.


Marketing Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I first began my career at Arrow six years ago as a summer intern on the Customer Support team. The career growth I have achieved since has led me to my current role as Delivery Manager of Arrow.com. Through mentorship programs and working with a team that values trust while promoting curiosity, the experiencing has been nothing short of rewarding.


Delivery Manager

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

In today’s fast moving world my team is continually collaborating with the business to evolve our digital channels. Combining competitor insight, industry best practices and innovative capabilities we can react quickly to changing needs, design robust solutions, as well as developing innovations for future growth.


Director, Technology & Planning

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office promotes an open and active vibe that inspires collaboration with your fellow coworkers. The overall environment supports our focus on driving innovation forward.


Asset Specialist

What are Arrow Electronics, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Arrow Electronics, Inc. Benefits Overview

•Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
•401k, With Matching Contributions
•Competitive Paid Time Off
•Health Savings Account (HSA)/Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Options
•Short-Term/Long-Term Disability Insurance
•Parental Leave Options
•Employee Discount on Annual RTD Pass
•Wide Variety of Growth Opportunities
•Casual Work Environment

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes, Sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks